Suffolk father, son charged with distribution of heroin

Posted at 2:36 PM, Jul 03, 2012

Two men in Suffolk have been charged with distribution of heroin after police say they found two bundles of heroin in a vehicle they were in on July 2nd.

The two men accused have been identified as 56-year-old Carl Saunders, and his son Adam Saunders, 27.

Police say they stopped the vehicle the two were in after learning the people inside matched a description of two men who had just purchased drugs.  Police say they found two bundles of heroin inside the vehicle in plain sight  with a street value of approximately $200.00.

Police searched the Sunders’ searched home on Whaley Street and found scales, marijuana smoking devices, as well as spoons and needles with suspected heroin residue.  Two vehicles were also seized.

Both men were charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute Heroin, Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin with a Firearm, and Conspiracy to Commit Distribution of Heroin.  Adam Saunders was also charged with Possession of Marijuana. 

They are currently held without bond at Western Tidewater Regional Jail.